FunkMySoul’s only purpose is to spread Soul, Funk, R’& ‘B, Jazz/Funk, Soul/Jazz and related from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, almost exclusively from the original vinyl.
Our vision is to create a collection of the most important artists and albums of these genres, a musical encyclopaedia if you will.
We hope that this passion can unify us all in our utmost respect for the purveyors of the music we love so much. Enjoy it and Bless you all Brothers and Sisters.
The Originals, often called “Motown’s best-kept secret”, were a successful Motown R&B and soul group during the late 1960s and the 1970s, most notable for the hits “Baby, I’m For Real“, “The Bells” and the disco classic “Down To Love Town”. Formed in 1966, the group originally consisted of bass singer Freddie Gorman, baritone (and the group’s…Read More/Download ›
Kept in the vaults for 15 years due to Stax Records going bankrupt at the time of its intended release, Sandra Wright’s 1974 album ‘Wounded Woman’ is one of those perfect hybrids the much-troubled label was putting out in its last years: Southern Soul with…Read More/Download ›
A holy grail of soul funk jazz, incredible vibes, rhythms, a record you must have in your collection. Keyboard wizard Bobby Lyle’s Classic Jazz funk album from 1977, includes the brilliant inventive title track ‘The Genie’ an all time classic, that goes through many changes but…Read More/Download ›
Having signed for Chess in 1961, Mitty spent the next eight years releasing fifteen singles and one album, Shades of A Genius. Although her debut single Gotta Get Away From It in 1961 failed to chart, by 1963 Mitty had her first hit single I’m…Read More/Download ›
During the 60s drummer (and baritone singer) Grady Tate (from Durham, North Carolina) worked with legends like Jimmy Smith, Oliver Nelson, Charles Mingus and Nat Adderley. In 1968 he starting his own recording career, his unique slick soul-jazz is well known, and have been inspired many followers. After The Long Drive…Read More/Download ›
Yet another winner by Gene Harris from his mid ‘70s post 3-Sounds period. Gene Harris didn’t really have a weak moment during this time, all his albums he made during this period are wonderful blends of fusion, soulful spirituality and jazz-funk, sometimes even with the…Read More/Download ›
I’ll Be Thinking of You is a 1979 Gospel album by Andrae Crouch which was released on the Elektra and Light record labels. The album won a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album. Andraé Edward Crouch was an American gospel singer, songwriter, arranger,…Read More/Download ›
A stunner of a solo set from Edna Wright – once the lead singer for Honey Cone, but almost even better on this smooth soul masterpiece from the 70s! The album’s got an immediately recognizeable moment in the leadoff cut “Oops Here I Go” –…Read More/Download ›
More beautiful soul from one of the best (and most overlooked) groups of the 60’s! The Tams sing in a unique raw harmony style that mixes southern and northern influences, and their records (like this one) are filled with great material that was written for…Read More/Download ›
Judy Cheeks’ Ariola album was sadly overlooked in 1978 despite including the hit single Mellow Lovin’ from the year before. Yet the album is full of beautiful, melodic tunes, Judy’s singing is not far from that of Randy Crawford. Highly recommended. Tracks A1 The Little Girl in Me…Read More/Download ›
This lost gem from 1971 by Barbara & Ernie, is quite an oddity. The unlikely pairing of guitarist Ernie Calabria and soul singer Barbara Massey came together to record this album of outlandish, genre-defying hybrids. The fruits of their collaboration are best described as a…Read More/Download ›
A hard to track down quality Jamaican Soul LP from 1976 Tracks A1 This Song Will Last Forever 4:51 A2 Let’s Make A Baby 4:37 A3 Sharing The Night Together 3:09 A4 You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine 3:57 A5 Nice & Slow (Vocal)…Read More/Download ›
A well-titled set not only given Billy’s age, but also because of the surprisingly soulful undercurrent to the record – an extension into the genre even greater than Eckstine’s previous recordings for Motown – and proof that he was really trying to stretch out towards…Read More/Download ›
Throughout the sixties, Mickey Murray made a name for himself as a hard working entertainer viewed by many as a cross between James Brown and Otis Redding. He held a regular gig with Dyke and The Blazers on Broadway in NYC, toured with Wilson Pickett…Read More/Download ›
A kick ass harmony soul record from Chicago! 21st Century were part of a young soul group trend that had come out of the city – and which included bigger stars like The 5 Stairsteps and Brighter Side Of Darkness – but the album really…Read More/Download ›
The Ovations’ Having a Party sees Louis Williams harmonizing with Dan Greer and George Jackson and scoring the biggest hit of his career with Sam Cooke’s title track. It is also a sublime collection of tunes that include some fantastic Dan Greer originals and an…Read More/Download ›